Latest News and Events
 
CURRENTS MATTED PRINTS SOLD OUT

        We’ve sold out of the matted 4.6" x 6.5" Currents prints. However, this artwork is still available as both an 8" x 10" matted print (which fits a standard 11" x 14" frame) and an 11" x 14" matted print (which fits a standard 16" x 20" frame), as well as an un-matted lithograph and a giclee in two sizes.

New web pages feature samples of Alex’s writing

        Many of you have asked for more information about Alex’s writing, so we’ve posted these pages to answer your most frequent questions. They include an overview of Alex’s work as a writer, and a variety of excerpts from published books and articles. You can access the new pages by visiting www.AlexSteelsmith.com.

BOOK ILLUSTRATED AND COAUTHORED BY ALEX IS RELEASED

       A new book Alex coauthored with Laurie Steelsmith is now available in bookstores and on Amazon.com as both a paperback and Kindle edition. The book, titled Great Sex, Naturally: Every Woman’s Guide to Enhancing Her Sexuality Through the Secrets of Natural Medicine, is an all-purpose guide for supporting women’s health and libido. Alex’s illustrations for the book consist of 12 drawings. To learn more about the book, visit Amazon.com.

Giclees now available in extra-large sizes

        Many of the giclees on this website can now be specially ordered in sizes of up to approximately 41" by practically any other dimension. (For example, you can order a print of Bananas with an image size of 41" x 92".)  Some of our extra-large prints are available on both canvas and watercolor paper. Contact us for details and pricing.

Hibiscus lithograph (matted) sold out

        The matted 11.7" x 15.8" lithograph of Hibiscus (fits a standard 16" x 20" frame) is now all sold out. The un-matted lithograph of this image in the same size is still available, as well the 8" x 10" matted print (fits a standard 11" x 14" frame), the 5" x 7" matted print (fits a standard 8" x 10" frame), and boxed greeting cards.

January 2012: New Year’s Special

       If you make any purchase of $50 or more from this website during the month of January, we’ll include a complimentary print of one of Alex’s most popular works with your order. If you’ve been a past collector of any of Alex’s prints, we’ll include a second complimentary print as well. This offer is good until January 31, 2012. Happy new year to all of our loyal collectors!

Summer 2011: Alex Returns to Europe

       This summer Alex revisited many of the original artworks in Florence and Rome that inspired him many years ago. His travels also included time spent in Venice, along the Italian Riviera, and exploring the Swiss Alps.

Gavin MacLeod Acquires Recent Work by Alex

        TV and Hollywood actor Gavin MacLeod, who has collected Alex’s artwork for many years, now has another piece to add to his collection—an elaborate work that Alex completed using mixed media. Click here to learn more. After hanging the work on his wall, Gavin emailed us to say that Alex is “one of the most gifted artists in the world.” Thank you, Gavin, for your generous support!

New Telephone Ordering Available

        We’re pleased to announce that all prints and greeting cards on this website can now be ordered by phone through Steelsmith Natural Health Center in Honolulu. All major credit cards are accepted. To phone in an order, call (808) 943-0330 during regular business hours (9:00 am to 5:00 pm Hawaii time, most weekdays and Saturdays). When your order is ready it can be picked up at the health center, located at 438 Hobron Lane, Suite V-3, in Honolulu. Orders can also be shipped; for information on shipping cost, click here.

Special Print Offer:

        For all orders of Alex’s artwork through January 1st, 2011, including greeting card orders, we’ll include a complimentary signed print of one of his most popular works. Many thanks to all our loyal customers from Steelsmith Publishing!

Offset Lithographs Sell Out

        The offset lithograph edition of Pas de Deux (11.75" x 14.5") has now sold out and is no longer available. Many thanks to all who have viewed Pas de Deux on this website, and all who have purchased the prints. This is the second offset lithograph and the fourth separate print edition to sell out since this site was launched.

Two New Greeting Cards Published, including Destination

         In addition to the boxed sets of Holiday and “Interiors” greeting cards of Alex’s works, Pomegranate Communications is also publishing two individual (unboxed) cards. The cards are five by seven inches and feature two of Alex’s paintings, including Destination. Pomegranate’s products are available at Barnes & Noble and other bookstores and retail chains internationally.

Matted Offset Lithographs Sold Out

      We are now sold out of matted offset lithographs of Pas de Deux (11.75" x 14.5"). We still have a small number of the un-matted prints of Pas de Deux left, but we expect they will be sold out soon. Please contact us if you would like to reserve one of the last offset lithographs of Pas de Deux in the edition.

New “Interiors” Greeting Cards Published

      A new set of boxed greeting cards of Alex’s artwork is being published and distributed internationally by Pomegranate Communications. The cards feature four of Alex’s “interiors” paintings, including Silent Light and Morning Sun. Look for the new cards at your local Barnes & Noble, Borders, or other bookstores and gift shops. They can also be purchased online from Pomegranate Communications. The new boxed card sets are titled “Alex Steelsmith Interiors.”

New Prints Available

      Open edition archival prints of Cascadia, one of Alex’s tulip field paintings, are now available for the first time. The new edition is printed on thick paper stock with acid-free ink. For more information about Cascadia and the new print, click here. 

Mountaineering Update

      On account of an injury sustained during a climbing expedition, Alex has had to postpone all mountaineering plans for the next several months. We will keep you posted on future expeditions and developments as soon as more information is available.

Greeting Cards at Borders in Hawaii

       Those of you in Hawaii will be pleased to know that the new boxed sets of Holiday greeting cards of Alex’s works (see News items below), published by Pomegranate Communications, are available at Borders stores in Hawaii. Click here for more information.

Cards Available to Collectors at a Special Price

      The new Holiday greeting cards featuring Alex’s artworks (see News item below) are in many retail stores. We also have a limited number of cards available at a special price exclusively for collectors of Alex’s works. Please contact us if you would like more information. If you are a private collector on our mailing list, we will send you sample images of the works. 

New Greeting Cards From Pomegranate Communications

      A collection of boxed greeting cards featuring Alex’s art has been produced by Pomegranate Communications, a California-based company. The company’s products are distributed worldwide to major retail chains, including Borders, Barnes & Noble, and other bookstores. They are also found in numerous museum gift shops, specialty stores, and other locations.

New Online Gallery

      We've launched a “Private Online Gallery” exclusively for collectors of Alex’s artworks. This allows us to exhibit artworks not available on this website or to the general public. The artworks are viewable by password only; private collectors are provided with the website address to visit, a login name, and a password that gives them access to the online gallery. If you are a private collector of Alex’s artworks and would like more information, please contact us.

Aloha! Prints Sold Out

      We have sold out of the 12" x 16.2" Open Edition prints of Aloha! on Archival Paper (un-matted), as well as the 11" x 14" matted prints (mat size 16" x 20"). Matted prints of Aloha! are still available in the 8" x 10" inch size (mat size 11” x 14”) and the 5” x 7” size (mat size 8" x 10"). Giclees of Aloha! are also available in three sizes.  

Works to be Published Internationally

      Alex recently signed a deal with a mainland publishing company to reproduce and distribute a number of his artworks. The works will be distributed to locations throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, as well as in Asia and other areas. If you are a collector on our mailing list, stay tuned for more information; we will be sending you sample images of the works and details on this new development.

Offset Lithographs Sold Out

      We are now sold out of the entire edition of the offset lithograph of Bananas (7.3" x 17"), so the print will no longer be available to collectors. Many thanks to all who have viewed Bananas on this website, and all who have purchased the prints. Since being placed on the site, Bananas has received an enormous number of hits, making it our 12th most frequently visited image. Please note that Giclees of Bananas will continue to be available on canvas in three sizes.

Recent Artwork in The Honolulu Advertiser

      One of Alex’s recent works, painted with watercolor and mixed media on paper, appears with the “Prescriptions” column in the Thursday, July 5th, 2007 issue of The Honolulu Advertiser. See page E3 of the Island Life section.

Greeting Cards of Several Artworks Sell Out

      For all those ordering greeting cards of Alex’s artwork for the 2006 Holidays: Please note that we are temporarily sold out of several items. These include the Aloha! 5" x 6.8" Folded Greeting Cards, the Pas de Deux 5" x 7" Folded Greeting Cards, the Currents 5" x 7" Post Cards, the Elysium 5" x 6.75" Folded Greeting Cards, the Kaleidoscope 4" x 6" Post Cards, and the Ohana Trio 4.25" x 5.5" Folded Greeting Cards.

New Matted Prints Available

      Many of Alexs artworks are now available as custom-matted prints, ready to be shipped in a variety of sizes. In all, 25 new items are available, including matted prints of Hibiscus, Aloha!, DestinationTwo Plumerias, Beginnings, Kaleidoscope, Full Bloom, Elysium, Pas de Deux, Spectrum, and Currents. All of our matted prints come with backings and wrapped in clear plastic protectors, and all are specially priced for collectors who order them through this website. (See pages for individual artworks for sizes and pricing.)

steelsmithart.com passes 220,000-hit mark

      We are pleased to report that as of December 31, 2005 the total number of hits received on this website is 220,055, and the rate of traffic continues to rise steadily. Last month we received nearly 20,000 hits from visitors in more than 25 countries. A record number of visitors remained on the site for more than an hour, and 37 percent of you added the site to your favorites” folders. The number of visits exceeds all expectations for a site not intended for major commercial traffic. We appreciate every one of your visits, and were grateful to all those who have ordered Giclees, lithographs, and greeting cards. 

“Art From the Heart” Extended Through October 2005

      Due to the overwhelming response to Alexs fundraiser for the Red Cross, and the continued need for funds to help hurricane victims, he has decided to extend Art from the Heart” for another month. Collectors who send donations payable to the American Red Cross can now obtain the free prints through October. To read the article posted on the Channel 2 News website, click HERE; to read a press release about the fundraising drive, click HERE.

Interview on khon2 news

       On September 7th, KHON Channel 2 TV News visited Alexs studio. Morning News anchor Tannya Joaquin interviewed Alex about his art and his current fundraising drive, and Alex was filmed putting touches on one of his Giclees. The interview aired on the September 8th evening news and twice on the September 9th morning news. To read the article posted on the KHON2 website, click HERE; to view still shots from the film, click HERE and scroll down the page.

Prints donated to hurricane katrina relief

      To raise funds for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, Alex is giving away free prints of two of his artworks to anyone who sends him a donation of $75 or more for the American Red Cross. As reported in The Honolulu Advertiser, you can acquire the prints by sending Alex a check payable to the Red Cross. His fundraising drive will continue through September 2005. (Note: since this news item was posted, Alex has extended his fundraiser through October.) For more information, click HERE.

Signs Display Artwork on Phone Book Cover

      Billboards and displays featuring Alex’s painting Aloha! on the cover of the Paradise Pages have been installed at several public locations on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the BigIsland. Locations where the signs appear on Oahu include HonoluluInternationalAirport, the HawaiiStateConvention Center, the University of Hawaii, and Ward Center. The signs vary in shape and range in size up to approximately 20 feet wide. 

April 2005: update on most recent mountaineering fundraiser

       As reported in The Honolulu Advertiser, in 2004 Alex joined a mountain climbing expedition on Aconcagua in South America to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Aconcagua is the highest peak in the Western hemisphere, rising to an elevation of 22,841 feet in the Andes range. Since his trip Alex has been working on a painting based on the climb. The painting, which is titled The Stone Sentinel, is now completed. All proceeds from sales of the Limited Edition print of the painting are being donated to the Hawaii branch of the MDA. To date, several thousand dollars have been contributed to the Association by collectors who have ordered the prints.

alex's artwork chosen for phone book cover

      As those of you living in Hawaii may have noticed, Alexs art is currently featured on the cover of the 2005 Paradise Pages phone book. Alexs cover painting, entitled Aloha!, depicts a hula dancer on a beach. This is the only hand-painted work of art ever chosen for the cover of the Paradise Pages. For more information on the painting, click HERE